Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A treasure

Today, I came across this verse in the book of Psalms and it really spoke to me:

I rejoice at Your word as one who finds great treasure. Psalm 119:162




How true that the Bible is a great treasure. Yet, it's widely available, affordable, and many people own several of them. In other countries around the world, however, it isn't the case as religious persecution is very real and very serious.

Here in the US, we are truly blessed to be able to openly read the Bible, carry it with us in public, pray wherever and whenever we want, and share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others without fear. That freedom is something worth treasuring and thanking God for.

The words contained in it bring awe to me each time I open its pages. It's amazing how God's word is indeed every question's answer.

Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death. John 8:51

May each of us let it speak to us today and receive its message of salvation. And that is the most precious thing we could ever rejoice over!

20 comments:

April said...

Such a great verse...and, yes, we Americans are very, very blessed!!!

MSM said...

Thank you - this is a beautiful post!

Gretchen said...

Lovely. Thank you for the reminder of the blessing of freedom of religion, and for the verse today.

Elena said...

Amen to this post! God word is so precious and it is our life line.

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Wonderful post. I know that Americans take so much for granted. I am soo thankful that we are still able to talk about the Lord, read His word freely and worship in the open. May this NEVER change!

Happy New Year!

Debra said...

What a precious truth you have spoken here today! Amen!

Blessings to you!

Yolanda said...

Neat post full of truth. Our local Christian DJ this afternoon spoke on this same topic.

Yolanda @ Higher Grounds

Lib said...

Hi,
A wonderful POst! We take soooooo much for Granted!
We are soooo Blessed.
Have a great wk.
Blessins',Lib

Sandy Toes said...

Great verse..I love that verse!! Thank you for the reminder!
-sandy toe

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

I just love God's word! It is true we are so very fortunate here. Have a wonderful day!
Valerie

Miss Janice said...

Thank you for this inspiring post!

Miss Janice said...

Thank you for this inspiring post.

Jess said...

Wonderful Post! Thank You for the devotional and inspiration!

Love, Jess

"Dove" said...

Treasure, indeed.

Beautifully written post!

delighted heart said...

AMEN! Beautiful post!

Blessings!
Patti

Elizabethd said...

So true, it is easy to forget that in some countries it is absolutely forbidden to carry a Bible.

Mae said...

Absolutely, we are heavily blessed and yet we at times take it for granted. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Rebekah said...

Beautiful post. I just love this! His Word is so good!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Amen! Sometimes I am reminded how spoiled we are in America, how we take our freedom for granted.

Blessings,
Kathi :)

The Victorian Parlor said...

A beautiful post:) You are very right-we are blessed to live in a country where we are free to worship the Lord openly!